Nobody finds time to write.
Few people have spare hours just lying around in the back of the closet, waiting to be discovered (and if you do, you probably have more trouble with motivation than time-management. That’s a different blog post!)
We make time for everything we have to do.
The crucial lesson, however, is that unless someone else has give us a deadline, we only make time for the things we find important; the things we enjoy.
Do You Really Want To Write?
Ask yourself: of all the things you did today, which of them mattered most to you?
- What did you get out of reading all those tweets?
- Did you get lost in Wikipedia doing ‘research’ for your novel? Did you really need all that information?
- Did you need to watch another repeat of The Simpsons tonight, when you can already replay it, at will, from your memory?
Or would it have been more satisfying
to sit down and write something?
Do you even know where all your time went?